Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Bleeding Curse of an Extraordinary Doctor © Dr. Rajas Deshpande

“I cannot sleep well, I cannot forget what happened” said the doctor who had come to consult. I was shattered myself. My usual poise was blown to pieces listening to what this mountain of sacrifice was telling me. As Dr. Anil Dadarao Waghmare told me about his past, I was in frightful tears. Son of […]

Should Psychiatry and Neurology Merge as a Single Discipline

 Published on Psychiatric Times ( neurologists, such as Professor S. Weir Mitchell, and the so-called asylum psychiatrists. The latter were largely nonacademics, looked on with some disdain by the neurologists—and perhaps with good reason. As Professor Mitchell himself put it in his acerbic lecture to the Annual Meeting of Asylum Superintendents in 1894, “Where […]

Ten testaments

Ten Testaments to Run Stress Free Private Practice*.This is more relevant today in view of the Newer Hippocratic Oath being adopted by New Zealand Medical council with self health of Doctor himself being given the top priority over that of anything else. In view of adoption of new Hippocratic Oath for doctors here are few […]


SSRIs, a type of antidepressants, carry a risk of bleeding for users and combining them with blood thinners like Aspirin or the drug clopidogrel raises the risk significantly. (Darren Staples/Reuters)Blood thinners are generally prescribed to patients who have had heart attacks; depression is quite common after a heart attack.But SSRIs, a type of antidepressants, carry […]

Antidepressants And Blood Thinners Prompt Brain Cancer Cells to Eat Themselves

Awesome. BEC CREW25 SEP 2015Researchers have found that when combined with anticoagulant drugs, antidepressants can slow the growth of aggressive brain tumours called gliomas, causing the cancer cells to effectively eat themselves and stem the progression of this particularly deadly disease.Stemming from the brain’s glial cells – which help to support and insulate the neurons […]

Tally for doctors

These days , I have received many queries from different doctors who want to know how they can keep their records in tally 9 . So, today, I have made special tally tutorial for doctors and medical professionals who are interested to maintain their records in tally by themselves . A doctor can easily maintain […]

What Your Doctor Never Tells You

© Dr. Rajas Deshpande This small girl who had had her third convulsion in last three days was now looking frail. Her mother, extremely anxious, asked me what can be done to “immediately stop” her convulsions. This hyper-mother had stopped all the epilepsy medicines of this kid few days ago. Patiently, I asked why. “Because […]

Excitability changes induced in the human motor cortex by weak transcranial direct current stimulation

M A Nitsche and W PaulusAdditional article 2 In this paper we demonstrate in the intact human the possibility of a non-invasive modulation of motor cortex excitability by the application of weak direct current through the scalp. 3 Excitability changes of up to 40 %, revealed by transcranial magnetic stimulation, were accomplished and lasted for […]


•We all know the adage “One size doesn’t fit all” and the practical implications for this. Same is true for the treatment and management of the very common chronic condition- diabetes.This article is contributed by Padma Shri Dr. V Mohan, eminent Indian Diabetologist who has been working in the field of diabetes for over 30 years […]

Medical students

You know u are a Medical student when….1. U look at a volume of"Bailey & Love" and think "if this is supposed to be a short practice of surgery then what is long"2. When the side effects of every drug are nausea, vomitting, diarohhea…3. U think of Palmaris Longus,when u see the Nokia "connecting people" […]


Yesterday in the health summit we were told by a doyen of Corporate Health Hospitals that MBBS doctors are no better than a housewife. He further said that unless the number of specialists in the country is increased several fold the health status of the country is not likely to improve. I strongly objected to […]

Books of accounts

Your income tax return must include income earned from all sources. This includes income earned from your practice, any rental income, income from fixed deposits and savings accounts and income earned from sale of any shares or property, called capital gains. There are 2 ways to calculate income from your practice. Either consider it like […]

Doctors and books of accounts

Every Doctor should maintain regular and proper books of accounts supported by supporting vouchers for expenditure. If the accounts are found to be correct and complete supported by supporting voucher, expenditure actually incurred for the purposes of the profession shall be allowable irrespective of its quantum.As per Income Tax Act, 1961 you can compute your […]

A new study confirms that Hippocrates was right: “Walking is the best medicine.”

Hippocrates (460 BC-370 BC) was a Greek physician who is considered by most to be the father of modern medicine. Long ago, Hippocrates wisely observed that “walking is the best medicine” and prescribed peripatetic exercise as a panacea to help citizens of Ancient Greece maintain a sound mind in a sound body (mens sana in corpore […]

After a SURGERY thank the Anesthesiologist, before you thank the Surgeon !

[World Anesthesia Day : 16th October]  Dr Harish Shetty [dedicated to the entire fraternity of Anesthesiologists and those who I have worked with such as Pinakin Gujjar, Mrunalini Helekar, Nalini Patel, Vishwas Sane, Sushil Sarda, Aruna Ubhaykar, Late Sameer Pradhan, Amol Pradhan, Ujjwalraj Dudhedia, Shobit, Vaibhav, Reena and so many others] How many of us […]


MEDICAL PRACTICE: Hilarious and sometimes embarrassing moments in a doctor's practice. Hope you will love them as I enjoyed reading! Dr Ratti. 1. A man comes into the ER and yells. . ……'My wife's going to have her baby in the cab.'I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady's dressand began […]

Around 26 million die without morphine tablets: Report

By IANS | Updated: Oct 13, 2017, The crisis can be solved easily through an essential package of palliative care to be made available by health systems worldwide.NEW DELHI: Nearly 26 million people die every year worldwide in serious pain without a three-cent morphine tablet and almost every 10th mortality is that of a child, […]

Exercise and depression

An hour a week of low-intensity exercise may be all it takes to prevent depression, a large, population-based cohort study of healthy adults suggests."Being active is good for you ― even in small doses. Taken regularly, exercise is good for you, and it probably prevents mental ill health," senior author Matthew Hotopf, PhD, director of […]

India’s Most Persecuted Profession

By Dr. Mohan Ranawde, MD(Medicine)👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇The field of Medicine is now deemed the most dirty and corrupt, as per new laws and regulations which are pouring in. People are now openly expressing their perceptions not only physically but also through media discussions and through new populist regulations. At every nook and cranny, they want to reign […]

End the shame

LAST year Li Tian (not her real name) spent a month in a mental hospital. She has suffered from depression for years, but was not particularly low or anxious at the time. It was just that world leaders were preparing to gather in Hangzhou, the eastern city where she lives, for a G20 summit. Ms […]


Q. How to recall colour of BMW disposal bins inside Hospital ? Coloured BioMedical Waste(BMW) bag disposal as per indian Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016. • R-Red Bin- Recyclable waste(R-R)- Red blood soaked (used) Rubber gloves, Rubber & Plastic tubes & IV sets. • Y-Yellow Bin- pus(Yellow) soaked Cotton Gauze pieces & dressing, Microbiology Waste […]


When my husband and I shopped for our first house, we looked at more than 20 properties on the market. None of them seemed to fit our detailed checklist of the perfect home. I grew frustrated and called my mom. "Forget the list," she said. "When you walk in the front door of your house, […]

Deepika Padukone

Actor Deepika Padukone today said her battle with depression in the past has been "such a bad experience" that she always carries a fear of relapse. The 31-year-old actor was interacting on the stigma surrounding mental illness at India Economic Summit here."I don't think I can say that I'm completely over it (depression). There is […]


Platelet deficiency is not the cause of death in people suffering from Dengue According to International guidelines, unless a patient’s platelet count is below 10,000, and there is spontaneous, active bleeding, no platelet transfusion is required. The outbreak of dengue in the City and Hospital beds are full and families are seen running around in […]

MLAQs about mental health

 load File (149.8 MB)Video 1ObjectiveTo determine whether state medical licensure application questions (MLAQs) about mental health are related to physicians' reluctance to seek help for a mental health condition because of concerns about repercussions to their medical licensure.MethodsIn 2016, we collected initial and renewal medical licensure application forms from 50 states and the District of […]

Get in shape

Christina Hensen, owner of Pysique 57 in NYC has dedicated her life to fitness and helping others reach their goals. She has a full schedule of teaching classes 6 days a week and also modeling for fitness magazines in her spare time. One of our writers here was lucky enough to take one of her […]

Sushruta Samhita

The Sushruta Samhita (सुश्रुतसंहिता, IAST: Suśrutasaṃhitā, literally "Suśruta's Compendium") is an ancient Sanskrit text on medicine and surgery, and one of the most important such treatises on this subject to survive from the ancient world. The Compendium of Suśruta is one of the foundational texts of Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), alongside the Caraka-Saṃhitā, the Bheḷa-Saṃhitā, […]

Doctor in distress

Neha Sharma, a 28-year-old professional from Lucknow, had been finding it difficult to sleep or concentrate at work. She would often burst into tears and contemplated quitting her job.The timely intervention of friends, who took her to a psychiatrist, helped Sharma sail through the crisis. Ironically, Sharma herself is a doctor, part of a growing […]


*A Legal case of an intubation going wrong*A 61-year-old female was referred to her plastic surgeon with a suspicious mole on her cheek near the left eye. She was diagnosed with a melanoma and proposed a procedure involving wide local excision and primary reconstruction of the lower eyelid, which was likely to take several hours. […]


Wax removal…..!!This is a short story written by Dr Kishore Shah…. he is a Gynaecologist in Pune India and a very gifted writer….enjoy this extremely funny story.============================================================================ My wife is an ENT Surgeon while I am a Gynaecologist. This can lead to some complications, as I recently learned to my anguish. A General Practitioner called […]


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Doctor or mahisasur

Doctors are increasingly being treated as villains with new regulations making medicine more complicated and expensive for patients. I sit and lament the situation in the practice of medicine today. It is at a strange crossroads which leaves me aghast. What has happened over the decades? I started my career as a young physician treating […]

Medical scenarios

*I found this article by Ahmednagar Doctor Sensibly Readable.*Though a bit lengthy but it depicts true picture of today's medical scenario. The Drama and The Tragedy of Indian Healthcare “One doesn’t need to be a doctor to start a hospital, just as one can start a hotel without knowing how to cook”. Big businessmen and […]